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Overview 2018-2019 Season
Metro Cup is a race series that consists of 3-4 days of racing for athletes under 12 years of age as of December 31st, designed for younger racers looking at testing their skills against other USSA athletes in our region. Your athlete’s involvement also gives them the unique opportunity of experiencing USSA racing without the commitment of a full USSA season. It is open to any athlete, including those receiving instruction outside of a full USSA club program, e.g., athletes participating in WJR, WIJARA, NASTAR racing and the like.

The race series is held with existing USSA races in Region 2, and are designated with the Metro Cup tag. Each race counts towards the series finale total. End of season awards will be given for each gender and age group at the last event of the season. Athletes are eligible each weekend (along side full time USSA athletes) to qualify for daily awards for each respective age group and gender.

The series will include a mix of slalom and giant slalom.  Each Metro Cup weekend will also include a SkillsQuest development and evaluation period for those involved to help promote strong skill development. The season will end at Tyrol Basin with an action packed weekend with racing on Saturday and Sunday competition.

Metro Cup athletes are only eligible to race in the USSA Metro Cup races but there is an opportunity to upgrade and add additional races throughout the season. Please see the special note below on how to go about this.

Cost
Total cost is $75 for U8-U10 and $125 for U12 racers, which includes a USSA competition membership (with associated insurance) and entry to all races in the series.

2018-2019  Metro Cup Annual Dues

Age Group      National/Central      Region 2          Total  

U8 & U10                 $25                                $50                  $75

U12                              $75                                $50                $125

Schedule 
12/23 – Sunburst (Slalom)

1/26-27 -SkillsQuest Camp

2/10 – Chestnut (Giant Slalom)

3/2 & 3/3 – Tyrol Basin (Slalom)

Awards
End of the season Metro Cup awards will be on Sunday March 3rd at Tyrol Basin.  Awards will be presented to the top 10 competitors by age group (U8, U10, U12) and gender.

Scoring
Athletes will be broken down by gender and into age classes (U8, U10, U12) and awarded points for finishes in each race according to the place points system. The individual competitor’s best 3 of 4 races will determine the season-long standings.

Each race day we will have one race consisting of two runs. Each individual run at each race day will count towards the total athletes total place points for that weekend. For example, if an athlete places 1st in the first run of the race and then is 8th in the second run of the same race, the athletes total place points for that race weekend would be 9.

In the event of a canceled race, the overall season results will be based on one less than the total number of events.At the end of the season, ties between two or more athletes with the same number of points will be broken by the athlete who has the greater number of first place finishes.  In the event the tied athletes have the same number of first place finishes, the tie will then be broken the number of second place finishes, and so on, until the tie can be broken.

Race Results – See the Race Results tab under the Member Resources tab
 

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Registration
Registration is a two-step process.  Metro Cup Registration is due 12/8/18 for the 2018-2019 season.

Step 1: Go to http://my.ussa.org/membership/start to become a member of US Ski & Snowboard. Select either a Competitor U10 (and under) or Competitor U12 membership depending on the age of your child. Complete the registration process and record your USSA number. Cost for the USSA membership for a U8 or U10 athlete will be $50 and for a U12 athlete it will be $75 ($50 membership and $25 USSA central division fee).

Step 2: Register for the Metro Cup program on the registration page of this website (it is located under the Member Resources Tab). This will ensure that your athlete is pre-registered for the four race series. Cost for the four race series is $50.  There is also a registration link below.

SPECIAL NOTE

U8 AND U10 ATHLETES
If you registered your athlete on the Region 2 website for the Metro Cup race series your athletes name will appear on the Metro Cup roster (See roster tab above.  It can take up to 72 hrs for your name to appear).  Additionally, your athletes name will also appear on the Non Scored roster tab on the Non Scored Program Page.  If your athlete wishes to race at additional USSA races other than a Metro Cup race, you will have to register your athlete for that individual race on my.ussa.org (See Race Event sign up instructions on the Non Scored Program Page).

U12 ATHLETES
If you registered your U12 athlete on the Region 2 website for the Metro Cup "Only" race series your athletes name will only appear on the Metro Cup roster (See roster tab above. It can take up to 72 hrs for your name to appear). The athlete is automatically entered into the 4 Metro Cup races.

If you are registered for Metro Cup Only and decide during the season that you want to race more USSA races in addition to the Metro Cup series you can go back to the Region 2 registration and select "U12 Upgrade from Metro Cup only to Metro Cup and Region 2".  Once you complete this your name will appear Non Scored roster tab on the Non Scored Program Page and on the Metro Cup roster tab on the Metro Cup Program Page(See roster tab above. It can take up to 72 hrs for your name to appear). .  If your athlete wishes to race at additional USSA races other than a Metro Cup race, you will have to register your athlete for that individual race on my.ussa.org (See Race Event sign up instructions on the Non Scored Program Page).